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12 Years a Slave

by Northup

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American...

Slave Wales: The Welsh and Atlantic Slavery, 1660-1850

by Chris Evans

Atlantic slavery does not loom large in the traditional telling of Welsh history. Yet Wales, like many regions of Europe, was deeply affected by the forced migration of captive Africans. This book looks at Slave...

Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

In 1841, free-born African American Solomon Northup was offered a job in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York. He followed his employers to the job site at Washington, D.C., where he was beaten, drugged,...

Modern Slavery: A Beginner's Guide

by Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd & Alex Kent Williamson

There are 27 million slaves alive today - more than at any point in history. Written by the world’s leading experts, this shocking examination combines original research with first-hand stories from the slaves...

Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa

by Catherine Higgs

In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe-the chocolate...

Ourika : This Is to Be Alone, This, This, Is Solitude!

by Lord Byron

Ourika is a delightful tale set in France during the French Revolution. George Gordon Byron (1788–1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement....

The Black Holocaust For Beginners

by S.E. Anderson

Virtually anyone, anywhere knows that six million Jewish human beings were killed in the Jewish Holocaust. But how many African human beings were killed in the Black Holocaust – from the start of the European...

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery is one of the most influential biographies ever written. On one level it is the life story of Booker T. Washington and his rise from slavery to accomplished educator and activist. On another...

The Theologian Slave Trader

by Christiana Oware Knudsen

A Personal commentary on Fredericus Svane Africanus' autobiography The Theologian Slave Trader explores the life of Fredericus Petersen, a mulatto adopted in 1710 by a Danish Lutheran Priest at Christiansborg...

New Black Studies Series

by Mary E. Frederickson & Delores M. Walters

Global and transhistorical perspectives on women's resistance to slavery

Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

by Laura Murphy

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives...

The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada

by Kenneth Bagnell

The story of the 100,000 impoverished children who travelled from the British Isles to Canada to solve the farm labour shortage.

My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass

Born a slave, Douglass became outspoken force in antislavery movement. The best of Douglass's autobiographies. Graphic description of slave life.

The Empire of Necessity

by Greg Grandin

From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America's struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond

One morning in 1805, off...

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Pl

by Solomon Northup, Dean King & Vera J. Williams

The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War—now a major motion picture!

In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga...

Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

by Robert W. Harms & Bernard K. Freamon

While the British were able to accomplish abolition in the trans-Atlantic world by the end of the nineteenth century, their efforts paradoxically caused a great increase in legal and illegal slave trading in...

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin is a hugely influential story written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. Stowe featured the character of Uncle Tom,...

Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the America

by Richard Price

Maroon Societies is a systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that survived less than a year...

An Imperfect God

by Henry Wiencek

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free;...

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave

by Mary Prince

Mary Prince was the first woman slave to write of her experience. Her recollections are vivid, powerful, and lyrical. Upon its publication the book had a galvanizing effect on the abolitionist movement in England....